The structure of Amazonian languages: Phonology & Syntax

The international colloquia AMAZONICAS constitute ideal spaces for the study of the typological features attested in Amazonian languages and for the academic Exchange among linguists working in this linguistic area. The first two Amazonicas meetings, held in 2007 and 2008, were the successful outcome of an international project between several linguistic research centers: the Chair of Amazonian Languages at the VU University Amsterdam, CELIA (CNRS-IRD) Paris, INPA Manaus and UFAM Manaus. The third edition, held in 2010, was co-organized by the former teams in conjunction with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL), the Institut Français d’Études Andines (IFEA), and the French-Colombian ECOS-Nord project (UNAL – U. Toulouse 2) focusing on phonological and grammatical typology of Colombian languages. It is a privilege for the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, represented by its Linguistics Section, Department of Humanities, and Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, to take on the organization of Amazonicas IV, with the support of Chapman University, the Institut Français d’Études Andines (IFEA) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD).

The focus topics of this meeting are: